Stairways are one of the primary focal points in most new homes. Custom stairs can enhance architectural aesthetics and reflect a homeowner’s style preferences. Ornate details such as a turned newel post in the right spot can create eye-catching results. Custom staircases can also fit in space limitations and follow home design themes.
A modern staircase isn’t just a functional component of your home or office – it’s an architectural marvel. From curved designs to a modern concept with new-age materials, we’ll transform your stairway into a work of art that adds elegance and luxury to your home or business.
A stair isn’t just an architectural feature, it’s a piece of artwork that defines your personality and style. A custom stair remodel can change the entire look of your space and can make your house stand out from others.
Stairways can be a major focal point of design or through creative engineering can be subdued where space is limited. When choosing a modern staircase, consider your family’s needs and lifestyle. For example, young kids may trip on open railings, dogs might scratch up wood steps, and common household traffic can create an uncomfortable walking surface.
When selecting your stairway material, keep in mind that metal is an option for both straight and spiral staircases. It can be a sleek, industrial element or, paired with wood or glass, it can provide an elegant contemporary look.
If your staircase is a focal point of your home, consider a decorative baluster or newel post that adds visual interest to your stairway. These can be customized with decorative details, wood species, and even turned, fluted, or reeded features.
For a truly unique look, consider a floating staircase. A staircase that is not connected to a wall will give your home a more open, airy feeling. Floating stairs require additional engineering and can be more expensive than a standard stairway.
Stairs are more than a functional element in the home; they’re an untapped design highlight that can be customized to suit any style. From basic straight types to elaborate curved and floating designs, there are endless options to make your staircase the centerpiece of your new home or remodel.
Traditional staircases have a timeless appeal that never goes out of style. Whether the stairs are gently curved between floor and gallery or straight as an arrow in an almost imposing show of grandeur, they offer a reassuring sense of stability and security. They also look beautiful when they are carefully crafted with the finest materials.
To get the most from your stairs, you need a team of stair specialists that understand how to construct them so they fit perfectly and are a joy to use. You cannot trust contractors who believe they can hide every little error with filler and paint. Achieving the perfect fit and finish of a staircase takes skill, experience, and an eye for detail that can only come from decades of hands-on craftsmanship.
The balusters that support the handrail are another important consideration. These can be made of wood or metal and turned vertically, horizontally or in between. Modern balusters are often made very thin and run parallel to the handrail for a sleek, minimal appearance. Other modern stair designs replace the balusters with wire or solid glass for an even cleaner look.
If you prefer a simpler approach, a simple handrail on a bare stair can be the ideal complement to a variety of accents. In this foyer designed by Phillip Mitchell, salvaged floors, tongue and groove wall treatment, and framed artwork create a sophisticated backdrop that allows the simple steps to stand out.
A curved staircase is an extremely beautiful piece of high end design and it really draws the eye into your home. It is not only a functional stair but also an amazing depiction of your personal style. Curved stairs have been used in many movie sets and can be seen in stately homes as well as in more modern and contemporary spaces. Our team of stair designers can work with you to achieve the look and functionality of a gracefully flowing curved stair that will be the center of attention.
We can make your stair a modern design with the use of wood and metal or if you prefer something more simple we can create a helical curved staircase with just the steps, railing and landing balustrade. This is an excellent way to add a touch of elegance to your home without having to do any major building work.
This is a very common staircase type that we are asked to design and build. A circular staircase turns in a circle and can have a center “hole” that is used to hang chandeliers. This staircase type can also have a tight inner radius and we typically provide the outer and inner handrails on this type of stair.
This is a very popular staircase type that we are asked to design and it is also one of the more cost-effective curved stair types that you can have built. We usually use pine or fir wood for the steps which can then be stained to imitate a more prestigious species of wood such as walnut, oak or mahogany. The risers can be left open or closed depending on the height and code requirements for your project. We also offer a wide range of railing options such as cable railings, wrought iron or powder coated steel.
A spiral staircase takes up less space than a straight one, which makes it ideal for small homes. They also have a unique design that will add flair to any room.
Spiral stairs can be made of any material, including wood. However, they are most commonly made of metal, which provides a more modern look. They can also be painted to match any color scheme. The curved style is more popular than the straight, but they can also be built with a combination of styles.
Depending on the size of your home, you may want to choose between a wooden or steel spiral staircase. A wooden staircase is more traditional and can be designed in a variety of ways. For example, you can choose to have carpet-wrapped treads that are safe for kids and pets or a metal handrail for a sleeker look.
Another option is to build a spiral staircase out of concrete, which offers an ultra-modern look. This type of staircase requires a lot of skill and experience, but it can be an eye-catching addition to any home.
If you want to add a modern twist to your staircase, consider installing a double-stacked stair. This will give your staircase a unique look and is a great way to show off premium craftsmanship.
Salter Spiral Stair offers code compliant spiral staircases for commercial buildings, including airports and hospitals. These stairs will not only enhance the look of your building but will also provide a safe and reliable means of access. These staircases are also weatherproof, so you can use them inside or outside your building. This makes them perfect for multi-level home offices or a private escape from the master bedroom.
The most aesthetically stunning form of floating stairs is the cantilever style. This design uses a cantilever beam that is anchored on only one side to the wall and then special tread brackets are attached to this beam. Cantilever stairs are incredibly strong and beautiful, but they require a fair amount of engineering to build properly. This is a stair type that you should only use when working with an experienced and qualified designer.
The main reason that floating stairs are so popular is because they offer a clean and sleek look. They are often used in modern architectural designs as they work well with open floor plans that try to bring light into the lower levels of the home. They do this by not blocking a view from one level to the next and instead they allow you to see the space beyond.
Like other types of stairways, floating stairs have different styles to choose from and the materials that are used can vary as well. The most common is a wood staircase, but metal can also be used. The color and texture of the wood can also be customized to the style of the room, with a variety of stain colors available.
Another aspect of floating stairs is that they often do not use handrails, which helps to create a more open feel. However, these stairs must still adhere to the same code requirements as other stairways so they can be safe for anyone to use.
When building a floating staircase, the first step is to measure for the stairway’s rise and run. This will help us determine how long a stringer needs to be and how many stair treads are required. From here we can begin to design the stair and work out how it will fit into your space.